Dell UltraSharp U2410 LCD Display; They Call It Premier Color…And It Is
1 June 2010
Excerpt: A Shutterbug reader, Tracy Valleau, e-mailed me, suggesting that I take a look at the 24” widescreen Dell UltraSharp U2410 LCD display with 1920x1200 pixel resolution. What makes it suitable for digital photography and professional graphics is its wide color gamut of 96 percent of Adobe RGB and the fact that its white luminance is adjustable from 80.0 to 90.0 CD/m2, both of which provide a high reproduction screen image quality.
Excerpt: At a time when you can buy a 24-inch LCD monitor for less than $300, why would you ever consider spending twice that much for Dell’s 24-inch UltraSharp U2410? Because the U2410 is a precision instrument; those $300 monitors are really just HDTVs sans tuners. To be fair, those cheap monitors are a good deal if all you need is a display for watching movies, surfing the web, playing games, and editing snapshots destined for Flickr or grandma’s digital picture frame.
Pros: IPS panel; excellent color accuracy; ergonomic stand; integrated USB hub and media card reader.
Cons: Expensive; slow response time (at least when compared to TN panels).
Conclusion: Dell U2410 takes the success of 2209WA to new heights. With its two pre-calibrated sRGB and AdobeRGB profiles Dell gives the graphic artists and photographers a very nice and accurate picture. Dell U2410 reproduces a very accurate pictures “out-of-box” on the two profiles because of parameters such as superior colour reproduction, which is only matched by more expensive graphics displays. Viewing angles are good as well and the picture quality is very nice.
Pros: Picture quality and colour reproduction, Functionality and inputs, Ergonomics and build quality, Precalibrated sRGB and AdobeRGB profiles, Price
Conclusion: For many users - self styled professionals and home users alike - the current crop of TN panels have shown one thing: manufacturers are cutting corners in order to save money. As a result, picture quality has suffered and continues to decline from one generation to the next. In order to get anything resembling accurate colour reproduction and acceptable viewing angles, the only real options are more expensive alternatives like MVA and IPS-based monitors.
Cons: - Gamma settings need more adjustment options, - Slight colour gamut shift, - Capacitive touch buttons & their positioning can be very frustrating, - Serious price fluctuations
Excerpt: 1 Flares 1 Flares × Dell have always had a very strong range of panels available, from the strictly low end mass market TN panels for the budget aware audience to the high end 30 inch panels for the discerning designer and enthusiast. A few weeks ago we looked at their bargain SP2309W which we were extremely impressed with – for the outlay (£160-180) it really is hard to beat, even when factoring in a few necessary compromises to hit the price point.